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Joffrey seeks choreographers of color for award

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The Joffrey Academy of Dance—the official school of The Joffrey Ballet—has announced a national call for artists to submit applications for the Joffrey's Third Annual Choreographers of Color Award.

The deadline for application is Sept. 1; winners will be notified by Oct. 1. Three selected choreographers will be given a minimum of 30 rehearsal hours to set their pieces with the Joffrey Academy trainees. Each winning choreographer will also receive a $2,500 stipend and an opportunity to work directly with Joffrey Academy artistic directors Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik.

To apply, interested choreographers must submit the following by mail or email to a DVD or YouTube link with an excerpt of their choreography (maximum: five minutes) and a brief written description; a letter of intent describing their interest in the competition and the kind of work they will create; a headshot and curriculum vitae with three references; and, a general application, which can be found online at There is no submission fee.

Materials can also be mailed to The Joffrey Ballet, Attn: Choreographers of Color Competition Selection Committee, 10 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill., 60601.

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